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The Old Farmhouse Laufas

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Address: IS-601, Akureyri, Iceland

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Interesting to see how Icelandic people lived in the 19th century

This has now been turned into a museum. The staff working there are very passionate. This is not for everyone however if you you enjoy culture this is worth a stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Plantation, Florida
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Plantation, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has now been turned into a museum. The staff working there are very passionate. This is not for everyone however if you you enjoy culture this is worth a stop.

Thank SLynnS01
Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interesed in icelandic history, this is a great museum to see how we lived just few decates ago. This is very beautiful house, well kept and has great view and good staff who is willng to answear all questions :) The church is also very beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Laufas has a well-preserved house made of turf. It is furnished and gives you an idea of how people lived.

Thank Ridgewaypilgrim
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Old turf / peat farmhouse which actually a museum. very interesting as it witness the old ways of farm living.

Thank Zurichois
Woodville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We were on a tour and the staff had coffee and cake ready for us. The staff provided an excellent overview of the history and then we were on our own to explore. The church and organ were very interesting and the turf houses and implements of daily life provided a look into the past. This is an out-of-the way... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This is one of the best things apart from the natural beauty that we have seen in all of Iceland. It was so well done you really felt like you were there and start to understand what it must have been like to live at that time. It is extremely well maintained and the coffee and rhubarb slice we had... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We had a nice time here. Nice and quiet, attentive helpful staff all in national dress. Theres a small gift shop and café charging reasonable prices. Nice to be able to just explore it at your own pace. The view is spectacular. A great example of times past. Would recommend

1 Thank Li S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We visited with our 2 kids, aged 6 and 2, and everyone had a great time! Getting a glimpse into the past and how people lived was very interesting and even our children enjoyed seeing and comparing things with how we live today. Our daughter commented, "aren't you glad you don't have to do laundry like that, mom?!" when she... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Well preserved historical house and church. Lots to see, and only about 30 min from akureyri. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Thank K P
Renkum, the Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

As modern tourists this is a place to get impressed by the way our ancestors survived under the most horrible conditions. How creative they were and how keen to shape their life. Everything good which is said in earlier reviews,is true! Highly recommended!!

Thank Klaas S

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